Delivery Assistant

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Delivery assistants travel with van drivers delivering a wide range of goods. They help the driver to load and unload goods from the van. They are sometimes called driver's assistants or driver's mates.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). At present this is £4.00 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £5.55 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £6.95 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24 (October 2016).

As of 1 April 2016 there is a new National Living Wage (NLW) of £7.20 for workers 25 and over. The NMW still applies to those 24 and under, although some organisations offer the NLW to all employees, regardless of age. This may rise to £7.50 an hour or more with experience.


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Getting In

There are currently few opportunities for delivery assistants who don't have a driving licence.

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What Does it Take?

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Getting On


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Road Haulage Association (RHA)
Tel: 0131 333 4900
Twitter: @RHAnews

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